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Director, Health Promotion & Wellness Initiative
Auburn University

Date Posted Jan. 13, 2023
Title Director, Health Promotion & Wellness Initiative
University Auburn University
Auburn, AL, United States
Department Health Promotion - Wellness Scvs
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Director/Manager
  • Health Services

Job Summary

The Director of Health Promotion & Wellness Services (HPWSwill champion a socio-ecological approach to health promotion and harm reduction by creating and advocating for environments in which Auburn’s students can thrive. In collaboration with other Campus Recreation and Wellness (CRW) personnel and campus partners, the Director will play a visible role in assessing, identifying, and proposing plans to address campus health trends and priorities, as well as serving as a health promotion advisor to university leadership—shaping the vision and strategic direction of this vital CRW unit.

This position incorporates public health theory to support student, faculty and staff needs through design, development, promotion, implementation, supervision, intervention, and assessment of programs. This leadership position serves as the leader of Health Promotion and Wellness Services. The Director of HPWS serves as a senior leader in the Campus Recreation and Wellness, assisting the Executive Director in administrative duties requiring initiative, judgement, knowledge, and critical thinking. This position leads an office of five full time professional staff members, four graduate assistants, and student staff.

Essential Functions

    • Directs, plans, implements, and assesses all health promotion and wellness services activities.
    • Plans and administers departmental budgets.
    • Supervises an interdisciplinary team of professional staff members.
    • Serves on the Campus Recreation and Wellness senior leadership team.
    • Oversees Health Promotion and Wellness strategic planning process, plans, goals, and priorities.
    • Establishes measurable objectives in alignment with the mission, vision, strategic direction, and priorities of Campus Recreation and Wellness, key campus partners, and the student body.
    • Collaborates with key stakeholders on and off campus to develop, implement, and maintain comprehensive, highly visible, evidence-informed prevention efforts that achieve measurably high-quality public health outcomes.
    • Utilizes appropriate assessment techniques to evaluate health promotion and prevention programming.
    • Disseminate and present health trends and data to key campus stakeholders.
    • Implements innovative environmental strategies to address campus and community well-being.
    • Advises senior leadership on health promotion and public health-related communication strategies.
    • Reports directly to the Executive Director of Campus Recreation Wellness


About Auburn: Auburn was named by Forbes Magazine as one of the state of Alabama’s best employers, with employees staying an average of ten years! Learn more about Auburn’s impact, generous employee benefits, and thriving community by visiting

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 The Auburn/Opelika area is a page right out of Southern Living magazine with an idyllic small-town feel, perfecting a unique balance between a close-knit community and driving consistent growth and development. Paralleling the exponential growth of Auburn University, the Auburn/Opelika area boasts services and amenities that cater to any interest. We’re proud of our top school systems, city services, award-winning restaurants, and the infectious spirit of life in a college town. You can find us nestled halfway between the beach and the mountains in a lower-cost-of-living area, two hours outside of Atlanta or Birmingham. If you’re new to Auburn, we’d love to introduce you. If you’re already acquainted with Auburn, we’ll keep it simple: it’s time to come home!

Our Commitment:
 Auburn University is committed to a diverse and inclusive campus environment. Visit to learn more about our commitment to expanding equity and inclusion for all.

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